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Dr. Josep Malvehy Guilera
Josep Malvehy Guilera

Medical Management in Diagnosis Dermatologica

Collegiate number: 28569

Nrs: E08610550

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Prestige and recognitions

Dr. Josep Malvehy is a world leader in research in the diagnosis and treatment of melanoma and skin cancer with extensive experience in this field. He is the director of the cutaneous cancer (melanoma) program of the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona and consultant of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York (USA).

He is a consultant to different European and United States governments (NIH) for new technologies and cutaneous cancer treatment. He is currently the leader of the ISIC digital technology group).

Dr. Josep Malvehy is a professor at the American Academy of Dermatology and at the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, CILAD, and a member of the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology.

Member and Spanish representative of the Board of the EADO (European Association of Dermato Oncology) and member of the Melanoma Group of the EORTC and ESMO, the main European oncology organization.

Founding member of the International Dermoscopy Society, the Confocal Working Group and the International Society of teledermatology. He is a full member of the European Academy of Doctors.


Professor at the American Academy of Dermatology.

Professor at the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology.

Director and professor in more than 50 national and international courses in his specialty with more than 4000 students to date.

Academic titles<

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Barcelona.

Doctor of Medicine and specialist in Darmatology.

Associate professor at the University of Barcelona.

Professional experience

More than 25 years of experience.

Director of the Melanoma Unit of the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona.


Diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer, confocal microscopy, digital dermatoscopy and biophotonics techniques.

Specialist in melanocytic lesions and in the diagnosis, treatment and genetic research of melanoma.

Dermatological surgery.

Conferences and publications

Author of more than 350 scientific publications in the most prestigious journals in the world in skin cancer and dermatological diagnosis.

Editor of 4 diagnostic books and author of more than 50 book chapters in this field.

Director of 7 world congresses of melanoma and cutaneous cancer and director of the scientific program of more than 20 national and international congresses.

Author of more than 100 national and international scientific conferences.

Scientific director and principal investigator of more than 20 projects in cutaneous cancer and non-invasive diagnosis, biomedicine, biophotonics and other areas.

Director of more than 50 national and international cutaneous cancer courses with more than 4000 students.

Member of private medical associations

Management team and Spanish representative of the European Association of Dermato-Oncology (EADO).

Management team and co-founder of the International Dermoscopy Society.

Management team and co-founder of the International Confocal Working Group.

Management team and co-founder of the International Society of Teledermatology.

Member of the melanoma group of the ESMO (European Society of medical Oncology).

Member of the EORTC melanoma group (European Organization of Research and treatment of cancer).

Member of the European Academy of Doctors.

Professor at the American Academy of Dermatology.

Professor at the European Academy of dermatology and venreology.

Academician of the AEDV (Spanish Academy of Dermatology and venereology).

Recent publications

Improving diagnostic sensitivity of combined dermoscopy and reflectance confocal microscopy imaging through double reader concordance evaluation in telemedicine settings: A retrospective study of 1000 equivocal cases.

Witkowski AM, Łudzik J, Arginelli F, Bassoli S, Benati E, Casari A, De Carvalho N, De Pace B, Farnetani F, Losi A, Manfredini M, Reggiani C, Malvehy J, Pellacani G.

PLoS One. 2017 Nov 9;12(11):e0187748. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0187748. eCollection 2017.


Position Statement of the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology on Teledermatology.

Moreno-Ramírez D, Romero-Aguilera G, Pasquali P, Vaño S, Ríos-Buceta L, Malvehy J, Ferrándiz L; Grupo de e-Dermatología e Imagen de la Academia Española de Dermatología y Venereología.

Actas Dermosifiliogr. 2017 Oct 30. pii: S0001-7310(17)30517-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ad.2017.09.004. [Epub ahead of print] English, Spanish. No abstract available.


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Should immediate lymphadenectomy be discontinued in patients with metastasis of a melanoma in the sentinel lymph node? Report of the results of the Multicenter Selective Lymphadenectomy Trial-II.

Moreno-Ramírez D, Vidal-Sicart S, Puig S, Malvehy J.

Med Clin (Barc). 2017 Oct 28. pii: S0025-7753(17)30720-0. doi: 10.1016/j.medcli.2017.08.013. [Epub ahead of print] English, Spanish. No abstract available.


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Clinical and dermoscopic characterization of pediatric and childhood melanomas. Multicenter study of 52 cases.

Carrera C, Scope A, Dusza SW, Argenziano G, Nazzaro G, Phan A, Tromme I, Rubegni P, Malvehy J, Puig S, Marghoob AA.

J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Oct 9. pii: S0190-9622(17)32475-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2017.09.065. [Epub ahead of print]


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Sentinel lymph node biopsy versus observation in thick melanoma: A multicenter propensity score matching study.

Boada A, Tejera-Vaquerizo A, Ribero S, Puig S, Moreno-Ramírez D, Descalzo-Gallego MA, Fierro MT, Quaglino P, Carrera C, Malvehy J, Vidal-Sicart S, Bennássar A, Rull R, Alos L, Requena C, Bolumar I, Traves V, Pla Á, Fernández-Figueras MT, Ferrándiz C, Pascual I, Manzano JL, Sánchez-Lucas M, Giménez-Xavier P, Ferrandiz L, Nagore E.

Int J Cancer. 2017 Sep 27. doi: 10.1002/ijc.31078. [Epub ahead of print]


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Melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R) polymorphisms' influence on size and dermoscopic features of nevi.

Vallone MG, Tell-Marti G, Potrony M, Rebollo-Morell A, Badenas C, Puig-Butille JA, Gimenez-Xavier P, Carrera C, Malvehy J, Puig S.

Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2017 Sep 26. doi: 10.1111/pcmr.12646. [Epub ahead of print]


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Ultrasound-based follow-up does not increase survival in early-stage melanoma patients: A comparative cohort study.

Ribero S, Podlipnik S, Osella-Abate S, Sportoletti-Baduel E, Manubens E, Barreiro A, Caliendo V, Chavez-Bourgeois M, Carrera C, Cassoni P, Malvehy J, Fierro MT, Puig S.

Eur J Cancer. 2017 Nov;85:59-66. doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2017.07.051. Epub 2017 Sep 8.


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Oncolytic Virotherapy Promotes Intratumoral T Cell Infiltration and Improves Anti-PD-1 Immunotherapy.

Ribas A, Dummer R, Puzanov I, VanderWalde A, Andtbacka RHI, Michielin O, Olszanski AJ, Malvehy J, Cebon J, Fernandez E, Kirkwood JM, Gajewski TF, Chen L, Gorski KS, Anderson AA, Diede SJ, Lassman ME, Gansert J, Hodi FS, Long GV.

Cell. 2017 Sep 7;170(6):1109-1119.e10. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2017.08.027.


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A practical guide to the handling and administration of talimogene laherparepvec in Europe.

Harrington KJ, Michielin O, Malvehy J, Pezzani Grüter I, Grove L, Frauchiger AL, Dummer R.

Onco Targets Ther. 2017 Aug 2;10:3867-3880. doi: 10.2147/OTT.S133699. eCollection 2017. Review.


Seven Non-melanoma Features to Rule Out Facial Melanoma.

Tschandl P, Gambardella A, Boespflug A, Deinlein T, de Giorgi V, Kittler H, Lallas A, Malvehy J, Moscarella E, Puig S, Scalvenzi M, Thomas L, Zalaudek I, Alfano R, Argenziano G.

Acta Derm Venereol. 2017 Nov 15;97(10):1219-1224. doi: 10.2340/00015555-2759.


Multispectral imaging system based on light-emitting diodes for the detection of melanomas and basal cell carcinomas: a pilot study (erratum).

Delpueyo X, Vilaseca M, Royo S, Ares M, Rey-Barroso L, Sanabria F, Puig S, Malvehy J, Pellacani G, Noguero F, Solomita G, Bosch T.

J Biomed Opt. 2017 Jul 1;22(7):79801. doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.22.7.079801.


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Skin Cancer and the Dermatologist: Reflections on the Position Taken by the Spanish Society of Medical Oncology (SEOM).

Moreno-Ramírez D, Nagore E, Botella-Estrada R, Carretero G, Puig S, Redondo P, Rodrígurez-Prieto MA, Samaniego E, Sanmartín O, Malvehy J.

Actas Dermosifiliogr. 2017 Oct;108(8):704-707. doi: 10.1016/j.ad.2017.06.003. Epub 2017 Jul 10. English, Spanish. No abstract available.


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Dermoscopy, Confocal Microscopy and other Non-invasive Tools for the Diagnosis of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers and Other Skin Conditions.

Malvehy J, Pellacani G.

Acta Derm Venereol. 2017 Jul 5. doi: 10.2340/00015555-2720. [Epub ahead of print]


Efficacy of a Daily Protective Moisturizer with High UVB and UVA Photoprotection in Decreasing Ultraviolet Damage: Evaluation by Reflectance Confocal Microscopy.

Gomes-Neto A, Aguilera P, Prieto L, Seité S, Moyal D, Carrera C, Malvehy J, Puig S.

Acta Derm Venereol. 2017 Nov 15;97(10):1196-1201. doi: 10.2340/00015555-2736.


Amelanotic melanoma in oculocutaneous albinism: a genetic, dermoscopic and reflectance confocal microscopy study.

Ribero S, Carrera C, Tell-Marti G, Pastorino C, Badenas C, Garcia A, Malvehy J, Puig S.

Br J Dermatol. 2017 May 27. doi: 10.1111/bjd.15687. [Epub ahead of print]


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Functional characterization of a multi-cancer risk locus on chr5p15.33 reveals regulation of TERT by ZNF148.

Fang J, Jia J, Makowski M, Xu M, Wang Z, Zhang T, Hoskins JW, Choi J, Han Y, Zhang M, Thomas J, Kovacs M, Collins I, Dzyadyk M, Thompson A, O'Neill M, Das S, Lan Q, Koster R; PanScan Consortium; TRICL Consortium; GenoMEL Consortium, Stolzenberg-Solomon RS, Kraft P, Wolpin BM, Jansen PWTC, Olson S, McGlynn KA, Kanetsky PA, Chatterjee N, Barrett JH, Dunning AM, Taylor JC, Newton-Bishop JA, Bishop DT, Andresson T, Petersen GM, Amos CI, Iles MM, Nathanson KL, Landi MT, Vermeulen M, Brown KM, Amundadottir LT.

Nat Commun. 2017 May 2;8:15034. doi: 10.1038/ncomms15034.


A proposed scoring system for assessing the severity of actinic keratosis on the head: actinic keratosis area and severity index.

Dirschka T, Pellacani G, Micali G, Malvehy J, Stratigos AJ, Casari A, Schmitz L, Gupta G; Athens AK Study Group.

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2017 Aug;31(8):1295-1302. doi: 10.1111/jdv.14267. Epub 2017 May 3.


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Dermoscopic Clues for Diagnosing Melanomas That Resemble Seborrheic Keratosis.

Carrera C, Segura S, Aguilera P, Scalvenzi M, Longo C, Barreiro A, Broganelli P, Cavicchini S, Llambrich A, Zaballos P, Thomas L, Malvehy J, Puig S, Zalaudek I.

JAMA Dermatol. 2017 Jun 1;153(6):544-551. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.0129.


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Patterns of distribution of giant congenital melanocytic nevi (GCMN): The 6B rule.

Martins da Silva VP, Marghoob A, Pigem R, Carrera C, Aguilera P, Puig-Butillé JA, Puig S, Malvehy J.

J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Apr;76(4):689-694. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2016.05.042.


Prognostic role of the histological subtype of melanoma on the hands and feet in Caucasians.

Carrera C, Gual A, Díaz A, Puig-Butillé JA, Noguès S, Vilalta A, Conill C, Rull R, Vilana R, Arguis P, Vidal-Sicart S, Alós L, Palou J, Castel T, Malvehy J, Puig S.

Melanoma Res. 2017 Aug;27(4):315-320. doi: 10.1097/CMR.0000000000000340.


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